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    Loyola Hockey: Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season

    Team Commitments: Congratulations to all players selected to play on Loyola Academy Hockey Club teams this season! All players should accept their position and complete the team registration commitment online.

    We are looking forward to a great Fall/Winter 2019-2020 season!

    Players and Parents, 

    It is with mixed emotions that we write to you with the news that as the 2019-2020 season tryouts are underway, we have been evaluating the size and strength of our program. Over the last two years, we have graduated a record number of seniors -- approximately 20 and 30 seniors per year, respectively. At the same time, the pipeline of incoming freshmen accepted into Loyola Academy who play hockey has been shrinking, impacting the number of high-school-ready players for our program. 

    Due to these combined factors, we have decided to field two competitive teams at the Gold Varsity and JV levels to play in the Scholastic Hockey League. This was not an easy decision to make as we have had a varsity level team compete in the Illinois High School Hockey League since 1990. We made this decision after carefully considering team composition, reviewing the scenarios and benchmarking against other local high school teams. Earlier this afternoon, we received full support of the Loyola Academy Hockey Club Board of Directors to officially reduce from three teams to two. 

    Tonight and tomorrow we are conducting tryouts for the Gold Varsity team. The JV team tryouts will run on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 from 7:50 pm - 9:20 pm. Players who received a letter for the C tryouts should now attend the B tryouts. 

    At Loyola Academy, academic excellence is paramount, while keeping our 50-year tradition of providing an exemplary experience in Illinois high school hockey. We are focused over the next few days on making sure LAHC is competitively positioned for this season and the future. 

    We look forward to seeing players at the tryouts. 


    DJ LaVarre 
    Hockey Director, Gold Varsity Head Coach 

    Mike Purcell 
    President, Board of Directors

    Congratulations to Loyola Gold senior Eamon O’Brien for being AHAI’s 2019 JJ O’Connor Boys High School Player of the Year and being named to the Blackhawks All Star Alumni Team.

    All-State: 9 Players Named to Illinois All-State Teams

    The 2019 Boys High School All-State and the 2019 Girls High School All-State games were played on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Congratulations to the following players for being named to the state all-star teams!

    Girls High School All-State Team 2019

    Kayla A. Johnson, Senior
    Kathleen C. Gorman, Junior
    Karlynne M. Kolssak, Freshman
    Gabriella R. Ciesla, Senior
    Elle E. Joubert, Junior

    Boys High School All-State Team 2019

    Andrew G. Shearson, Senior, LAG
    Nicholas E. Liebers, Senior, LAG
    Aidan M. Finegan, Senior, LAG
    Eamon W. O'Brien, Senior, LAG

    View all the rosters here.

    2019 Scholastic Hockey League Award Winners

    Congratulations to four Loyola Academy Gold players for winning the 2019 Scholastic Hockey League Award:

    1st Team All SHL
    Eamon O'Brien (Forward)

    2nd Team All SHL
    Andrew Shearson (Goalie)
    Tim Hackett (Defense)
    Aiden Finegan (Forward)

    12 Loyola Players Invited to Attend the 2019 America’s High School Showcase Illinois Team Tryouts

    LAHC wishes to congratulate the players who have been invited to attend the America’s High School Showcase Illinois Team Tryouts this month.

    During the past couple of months, coaches from Illinois high schools have been rating players throughout Illinois. The players invited to tryout have been identified as among the top players in Illinois high school hockey. AHAI has invited them to tryout for the team that will represent Illinois at America’s High School Showcase.

    Twenty-four boys’ teams from across the United States, representing forty-three states, will compete and showcase their talents to scouts from every major hockey institution in the country at the USA Hockey America’s High School Showcase, April 11-15, 2019, in St. Peters, Missouri.

    Loyola Players on the 2019 America’s Showcase Tryout Team:

    Matthew C. Choate, Senior, LAG
    Declan A. Darcy, Senior, LAG
    Andrew P. Buck, Senior, LAG
    Christian S. Dunne, Senior, LAG
    Aidan M. Finegan, Senior, LAG
    Timothy S. Hackett, Senior, LAG
    Nicholas E. Liebers, Senior, LAG
    Jacob D. Gonzalez, Senior, LAG
    Cole P. Musick, Junior, Loyola Academy Maroon
    Eamon W. O’Brien, Senior, LAG
    Cooper R. Prawdzik, Senior, LAG
    Andrew G. Shearson, Senior, LAG

    View all the rosters here.

    Loyola Gold Sweeps Shady Side Academy

    Loyola Gold swept Shady Side Academy Midwest Prep Hockey League

    Loyola Gold traveled to Pittsburgh to take on Shady Side Academy of the Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) and swept them 3-1 and 3-2 in back to back games Feb. 1-2, 2019!

    All Scholastic Academic Team

    Loyola and the SHL are proud of the student athletes that excel in the class room. The ALL SHLTEAM is made up of players that have a 3.5 or better accumulative GPA. The current players that have made the grade are:

    Loyola Gold
    Hayden Beck, Owen Boersma, Glynn Elliott IV, Jake Gonzalez, Danny Huber, Nick Liebers, Cooper Prawdzik, Andrew Shearson, Timmy Starr, Patrick Wiemer

    Loyola JV
    Thomas Albrighton, Jack Anderson, Jack Gustafson, Dillon Khanna, Michael Lattanzio, Charlie Loeb, John Nikas, Joseph Rossman, Edward Rossman, Dayne Smoter

    Loyola Hosts Jesuit Cup

    Thank you to all the teams who participated in the 2019 Jesuit Cup, January 19-21, 2019. See the full schedule and results on the Tourney Machine website.

    2019 Illinois High School Hockey League All-Stars

    L-R: Will Sweetnam, Joe Walker, Cole Stricker, Cole Musick

    Congratulations to Loyola Maroon players Will Sweetnam, Joe Walker, Cole Stricker, and Cole Musick who were named to the 2019 IHSHL All Star team.

    Loyola Academy Hockey JV Wins Showdown in Titletown 

    Holiday Tournament

    LAHC's JV's 3rd Tournament and 3rd Championship Win!

    Loyola's JV Boys team went undefeated in the Showdown in Titletown Holiday Tournament in Green Bay, Wisconsin, over holiday break. JV won all games, allowing only 3 goals in the series. The team won championship game 4-0 versus the tournament hosts, Notre Dame Academy. 

    Kyle Shellberg ‘96 Scholarship Award

    Kyle Shellberg was a valued member of both the 1994-95 and 1995-96 Loyola Gold state championship hockey teams.

    The Kyle Shellberg Scholarship Award is meant to honor one Loyola Hockey Club player per year who best embodies Kyle’s spirit as a hockey player, a teammate, and a leader in service.  The financial award will provide a measure of tuition assistance toward post-secondary education.  

    All Loyola Hockey Club juniors and seniors – including Gold, Maroon, Girls, and JV teams –are eligible for the scholarship. Click on pdf file below for details.

    The application deadline is Wednesday, February 20, 2019.


    State Champions

    Interested in becoming a Ref?

    IHOA is looking for parents and players to become official referees for the 2018/2019 Hockey Season. 

    Click HERE for IHOA seminar schedule for the upcoming season.


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